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    Rochellaine
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    @dekreel Definitely read the Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer!  They are the best!!

    In the series’ original publishing under the title Mars Diaries (which is the version we have) they were set in 2040.  When I first read them it kind of freaked me out that all that might happen so soon. 😀  I don’t know if they changed the time to a later time now that we’re halfway there and still there’s no colony on Mars…

    It’s about kids having surgical implants or something that help them mind-control robots.  Created to kill. :O

    But it’s way more than just that! 🙂

    And you might like the Cooper Kids series by Frank Peretti.  They’re not really sci-fi, but I don’t know what genre they are.  Partially fantasy?  But not totally.  Read them and find out!  They look like kids books, but there’s a lot of heavy spirituality in them.

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    Sam Kowal
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    @dekreel

    From the Earth to the Moon is sort of historical science fiction, by Jules Verne. Pretty much anything by him is great science fiction.

    Also, there’s Starship Troopers… even though Daeus had a less than favorable review of that XD

    H.G. Wells is another really good science fiction author, you could check out his books

     

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    Rochellaine
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    @dekreel So, @sam-kowal mentioning historical science fiction by Jules Verne reminded me that one of the most well-known science fiction series ever is the Tom Swift series by Edward Stratemeyer.  The first series was written in the early 1900s, and was a huge success, but most of the inventions Tom made have now been made in real life, such as the photo telephone.  The second series, written in the 1950s, is the only other one I read.  That one has a lot about space travel, and some of the things in those books haven’t been invented yet.

    Both series are very good.  You can get most of the original Tom Swift series free on Kindle, but I don’t know where you can find the later series.  We got ours at a yard sale. 😀

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    Jane Maree
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    Dekreel Recommendations on their way. 😛

    Steampunk

    – The Rithmatist (Brandon Sanderson)
    – Storming (K. M. Weiland)

    Both excellent books, and really really good.

    Sci Fi
    (a very broad genre so it depends exactly what you’re looking for?)

    – Insignia (S.J. Kincaid) (not the most amazing book, in my opinion, but okay)
    – The Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer)
    – Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
    – Dune (Frank Herbert)

    ‘Sci fi’ can mean anything from futuristic, to dystopian, to space opera, so it honestly depends what exactly you want. Those are some though. Out of them I most recommend The Lunar Chronicles, because they’re stunning and just so amazing.

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